Managing Up:  A Primer on Interfacing With Young Attorneys (FREE CLE)

June 23 live Zoom Webinar, 12-1 PM. Wednesday Wisdom free CLE open to all members of The Florida Bar. Course number 4671. Approved for 1.0 General CLE credit.

After several major shifts in the law practice landscape in light of COVID-19, this insightful panel discussion will reexamine traditional best practices on how to onboard and enhance new attorneys and offer candid advice on how to innovate your law model.

Moderator:  Diriki Geuka, Associate, Townsend & Lockett, LLC (Atlanta)

1) Professor Alicia Jackson, Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, will discuss her research on how law entities can better engage new attorneys.
2) Brijesh Patel, Seminole County Attorney’s Office, Sanford, former in-house attorney, transactional attorney, government practice.
3) Zoila Lahera, Associate, Macfarlane Ferguson & McMullen, Tampa, second-year litigation and appellate attorney, private practice.
4) Ian Dankelman, Associate, Freeborn & Peters LLP, Tampa, former federal judicial law clerk. REGISTER

RC Howard and Associates, LLC is a leadership and management consulting firm and Certified Sandler Training Center. Please contact Rob Howard at (727) 299-0332 or visit rchoward.sandler/legal for additional information and special pricing extended to members of the Solo & Small Firm Section of The Florida Bar. Section members are also eligible to register and attend a complimentary webinar here.

FREE DOWNLOAD: 10 Practical Ways to Build Your Solo or Small Firm’s Business.

Must-Have Apps for Running a Tech-Forward Law Firm 

Technology can do a variety of things to improve the quality of your life and your law practice. Here are six tech tools that one busy traveling international lawyer uses—and considers to be must-haves for any modern law firm.

Common Trust Accounting Mistakes to Avoid

Joy Lutz of Aligned CPA LLC, a CPA firm for solo and small law firms, sees lots of trust accounts and the processes that firms use to ensure compliance with trust accounting rules.

Here is a list of the most common trust accounting mistakes that Joy sees law firms make, and how to avoid them. Teaser:  Firms’ use of practice management software is where she sees the most errors. Find out more.

If you would like to talk about your trust accounting and how Joy can help you stay in compliance, book a free consultation here.

2021 Pro Bono Awards

Congratulations to the Solo & Small Firm Section’s 2021 L. Michael R0ffino Award winners. Each of these outstanding pro bono organizations receives a grant.

The Roffino awards recognize the Florida pro bono organization that has put together the best pro bono service program during the past year. Since 1990, the section has awarded $172,500 to organizations that are making a difference in their communities.


  • ($4,000) Bay Area Legal Services‘ Frontline Heroes Project and Advanced Directives Clinic

Runners up ($2,000 each):

  • Legal Aid of Manasota, Inc.‘s Legal Lifeline for Youth program
  • Catholic Legal Services Archdiocese of Miami, Inc. Board of Immigration Appeals Program

More Great CLE for Solos and Small Firms

  • Visit our calendar page to register for upcoming monthly live audio webcasts and free Wednesday Wisdom Zoom webinars.
  • Join our section’s members-only Facebook group to access a video library of previously recorded Wednesday Wisdom webinars.
  • Purchase previously recorded section CLE through The Florida Bar, available 24/7 as on-demand seminars and podcasts.
  • Purchase previously recorded section CLE through The Florida Bar in CD or DVD format.

If you are interested in getting involved on the Continuing Legal Education Committee or presenting a CLE seminar, please contact CLE Committee Chair Linda Calvert-Hanson.

Join the section’s members-only Facebook group to network with colleagues around the state.

One of the most difficult things about working remotely is trying to stay connected. Let the Solo & Small Firm Section’s Facebook group be a resource for you. Find co-counsel, refer a case or ask for recommendations. It’s free. Our Wednesday Wisdom series is live on Facebook each month and the library of past videos is available 24/7 through the Facebook group for free, on-demand CLE. Join today to network with your colleagues from the section. JOIN NOW

If you’d like to be featured in the section’s member spotlight series, please contact section communications consultant Lisa Tipton.

Thank you to our 2020-21 section sponsors.